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The Perfect Breakfast Recipe to Feed a Hungry Crowd

Posted at 11:54 AM, Aug 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-01 12:54:22-04

Al Anderson from Big Al's Deli made a Bacon, Okra & Cheese Strata. Big Al's Deli is located at 1828 4th Ave North, Nashville, TN 37208. For more information call (615) 242-8118.



1 lb. bacon

1 lb. fresh okra, cut into 2-inch pieces

1 medium red onion, diced

1 cup sliced tomatoes

1 tablespoon minced garlic

1 teaspoon Italian seasoning

1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper

3 cups shredded cheddar cheese

5 large eggs

2 cups whole milk

1 loaf Italian bread, cut into 1-inch cubes


1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large skillet fry the bacon until crisp. Transfer to a pan.

2) With the bacon grease cook the okra until browned (about 15 minutes), add the onions, tomatoes, garlic, salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning. Cook for 5 minutes.

3) Add the mixture to the bread cubes. Place half the mixture into a greased 13×9 baking dish, layer half the bacon on top. Sprinkle with half the cheddar cheese. Repeat layers.

4) In a bowl, whisk the eggs and milk, pour over the strata.

5) Refrigerate covered, at least 1 hour

6) Bake covered for 35 minutes, uncover and bake 10 more minutes, or until a knife inserted into the center comes out clean.

7) Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.

A Big Al's recipe